CGL , chairman
Nick is Chairman of Card Geotechnics Limited and a geotechnical and geoenvironmental specialist for 40 years. In the last few years Nick has led initiatives that have seen CGL win GE Consultancy of the Year and identified as Outstanding by the Sunday Times Best Companies scheme in 2016. He has also directed the company effort to advance to Investors in People Gold Award in just four years. CGL has been a strong champion of equality and diversity in the work place supporting WISE and its predecessor UKRC in their aims to widen opportunities for women in construction. In 2012 Nick won the WISE CEO Charter Champion Award and since then served on the RAEng Diversity and Inclusivity Leadership Group giving voice to the SME view point amongst the multidisciplinaries and international giants in engineering. In 2017 and 2018 NCE 100 shortlisted CGL as Diversity and Talent Development Champions. CGL is possibly unique in the construction industry by maintaining a near perfect gender balance in the company. The company monitors this closely and uses it to demonstrate what is possible for an SME to achieve with good leadership and positive atmospheres.